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IN THE LURCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does in the lurch mean? 

IN THE LURCH (adverb)
  The adverb IN THE LURCH has 1 sense:

1. in a difficult or vulnerable position

  Familiarity information: IN THE LURCH used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IN THE LURCH (adverb)


Sense 1in the lurch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a difficult or vulnerable position

Context example:

he resigned and left me in the lurch

Domain usage:

idiom; idiomatic expression; phrasal idiom; phrase; set phrase (an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up)


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